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Much of eastern Japan deals with deluge of historic proportions

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The impact of Typhoon No. 19 was evident all around me on the afternoon of Oct. 13, when I walked around a residential area in Kawasaki’s Takatsu Ward near the Tamagawa river.

Amid the noisy sounds of drainage pumps, residents were busy hauling cupboards, refrigerators and other household items out of their flooded homes.

A man in his 40s said, “I woke up early on the third floor of my home, went downstairs and found a sofa bobbing in the water on the first floor. It was the first time the first floor ever got flooded.”

Under the glorious post-typhoon autumn sky, the man sighed in resignation as........

© The Asahi Shimbun